Yester-Heroes: Stories from the History of Nashua’s Police and Fire-Rescue Departments

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In 1824, Nashua’s earliest piece of firefighting equipment was purchased by the Nashua Manufacturing Company. It was known as a hand tub and was named the T.W. Gillis in honor of a Nashua Manufacturing Company executive.  (Gillis would later serve as Nashua’s third mayor in 1857.)